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The Use of Tobacco and Cannabis at an International Music Festival.

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Source
Eur Addict Res. 2010 Jul 2;16(4):208-212
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-2-2010
Author
M. Hesse
S. Tutenges
S. Schliewe
Author Affiliation
Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Source
Eur Addict Res. 2010 Jul 2;16(4):208-212
Date
Jul-2-2010
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Abstract
Background: Music festivals are known to attract a high proportion of drug users. Methods: Using a survey of 1,772 visitors at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, we assessed substance use at the festival, the incidence of use of substances among never-users and the incidence of use among lifetime users who had not used a substance in the past 12 months. Results: New onset of tobacco use was reported by 9.2% of never-smokers, and new onset of cannabis use was reported by 9.3% of never-smokers of cannabis. Resumption of tobacco use was reported by 24% of past year abstainers, and resumption of cannabis use was reported by 30% of past year abstainers. New onset of other types of substances was reported by less than 0.5% of subjects, but among past year abstainers, 5-10% reported resumption of amphetamine, ketamine, MDMA and cocaine use. New onset smokers of cannabis were significantly younger than never-smokers. Conclusion: Music festivals such as the Roskilde Festival may be important arenas for the prevention of onset of tobacco and cannabis use and for a return to substance use.
PubMed ID
20606446 View in PubMed
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